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The Christmas meal for 2007 has been booked. In a departure from previous years, we’ve booked a midweek meal. This was partly because the weekends were not available at the place we’ve chosen, but also we thought this might allow more people who might have bookings at weekends in December to come to our event!

Anyway, the date is the 13th of December, that’s a Thursday night, and the place is The Borough, in Lancaster. We booked for 16 places, and the cost will be £20 per head. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and we will require a 10 pound deposit by the beginning of December.

The Borough does excellent food and is well regarded locally. They have an excellent website, and the Christmas menu is available from there. In addition, we will be circulating fliers with details of the evening and the menu at club night. Also, I’ve put the date in the club diary. Note that that week is cup week, but we’ve worked around all the matches so that’s all right!

Hope you can make it!

The 2007 Badminton League Golf day has been announced. I copy the entire content of the note I received below. We don’t have the application form mentioned, but if anyone wants to play we can send details in a letter to Ian Gardner. Let us know.

Lancaster Morecambe & District Badminton League Golf Tournament 2007

This event is to be played at Heysham Golf Club on Wednesday, 27th June, commencing at 2.00 p.m.

It is open to Players and Officials, both past and present, who have played in the Badminton League.

The cost is £25 which includes 18 Holes of Golf, a bar-type Meal afterwards and Prizes.

To win a prize, Players must have a current Handicap, although Social Golfers are welcome to attend and play in the Event.

The maximum handicap will be 21 for Men, 28 for Women and will be 7/8* of Handicap. The event will be Better Ball Stableford and teams can be of any combination. Those wishing to play as a four-ball should provide details of the other pair.

A golfing event has been run for the last 3 years with limited numbers. I would like to think that this year we can get a substantial number of players both past and present to play to create a good social occasion afterwards as well.

Can I ask that any Secretaries who do not play golf pass this to a golfing member of your club to see how many people would be interested?

Attached is an application form and it would be appreciated if these could be returned (with deposit of £10) by the 31st May in order that I can let the Golf Club have details of approximate numbers.

Kind Regards,

Ian Gardner


Amongst the things discussed at the committee meeting last week were social matters, and we realised that it’s high time we sorted out another social event, particularly as we’re at the end of yet another season now.

Since the League end of season bash is happening at the end of the month (31st March at Heysham Golf Club again), and then it’s Easter weekend, we picked Saturday 21st April to go for a meal. For a change, we are suggesting the new Thai restaurant on Chapel Street, Mung Mee. A couple of us have eaten there and the food is very good.

I’ll be distributing a flyer with the details around the remaining matches and club nights, and I’ll include a copy of the menu. We’ll book for around 8 o’clock, I would think.

Let me or Stuart know if you want to come. Partners are welcome, of course.

Last chance to come in on the semi-official club group booking to see England/Germany at the Preston Guild Hall on 22nd of this month. That’s a fortnight this Thursday.

It’s semi-official because there’s not many of us going at the moment, and I’m putting the word around quite informally. This is partly because nobody seemed really bothered about the last one, which is fair enough.

Play starts at 6.45, so it’s an even bigger rush than getting to a home match…

Tickets are a tenner, and we’ll have to sort out some sort of car sharing. There are 4 of us in the the ‘official’ party at the moment, so that’s nice and easy.

I’ll be booking in the next day or so – I’ll probably ask around club night tomorrow (Monday 5th) and then book on Tuesday, if they haven’t already sold out, that is.


From the League Website:

On Thursday, 22nd February 2007, Lancashire will once again host an International Match, ENGLAND -V- GERMANY. The Venue will be The Guild Hall at Preston, commencing at 6.45pm, and will be recorded by the BBC for transmission on Grandstand the following week-end.
Germany are rapidly becoming one of the stronger squads in Europe and when the two countries last met it was a very close match. It will be a full international match with 5 events, mens and ladies singles, mens and ladies doubles and mixed doubles. Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson will be playing, together with the new Danish Open winners, Donna Kellog and Anthony Clark. England have probably one of the best squads for many years, come and see them in action.
The last two matches at The Guild Hall have been sell outs so avoid disappointment the Ticket Sales Hotline is 01908 268400 (Badminton England, Milton Keynes)
More information will follow, so to avoid disappointment get ringing!

Anyone fancy it? The last international was quite entertaining, and you may even get on telly, like what I did. I’ll put it in the calendar, anyway.